UK Transport

The Power of the Humble Walk

Joe Irvin | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

As this year's National Walking Month draws to a close, I've been reflecting on what this May was like for me, for Living Streets, and for all those who received our #Try20 message loud and clear - that walking for just 20 minutes a day holds so many long-term health benefits.

This Is How The World's Longest Tunnel Will Revolutionise Travel In Europe

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

A record-breaking tunnel through the Swiss Alps, set to change travel in Europe, is to be inaugurated on Wednesday. The Gotthard base tunnel will ente...

Amazing Vintage Pictures Show The Glamour Of Air Travel At Heathrow

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

Starting out life as a small airfield in west London, Heathrow Airport is unrecognisable today from its modest beginnings. The site was used during th...

Forget Tinder, 'Hot' Tube Staff Just Turned To Information Board To Track Down A Date

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

Tube staff at one station in London have have resorted to desperate measures in a bid to find out which "hot" member of their team was the subject of ...

10 Top Tips To Ensure You Make The Most Of The Night Tube

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

London’s Night Tube is set to begin running from 19 August this year. Almost a year late, the London Underground network will start by rolling out s...

Here's How The Huge Protests in France Could Affect Your Bank Holiday Trip There

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

A dispute over labour reforms in France has led to blockades in towns and cities, and on motorways and bridges, leading to a fuel shortage. Six of Fra...

London's Tube Map Is Getting A Revamp With One Important Line South Londoners Will Love

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

The London Tube map is set to get a revamp as transport bosses will include the city's tram network on it for the first time. The inclusion of the So...

The Night Tube

Olivia Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

I wouldn't like to assume what the Night Tube is going to be like but after once speaking to the ticket inspector on the high speed service from St Pancras International to Strood, I understand that the later the service, the more unpleasant the experience. He nick named that service the Vomit Comet, which I think dangerously glamourises it.

London's Air: Toxic and Illegal

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Quilter-Pinner

London is in the midst of nothing short of a health crisis. Over 2,000 schools are within 400 metres of roads carrying more than 10,000 people per day - we are quite literally poisoning our children. The cost to the NHS is likely to run into the hundreds of millions, if not billions. And yet all the time, the number of cars on London's roads continues to climb. Only a radical solution of the kind set out by the Mayor on Friday will ensure London is cleaner, healthier and safer in the years to come.

Commuters Are Wishing Southern Rail Would Have A Strike Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

Southern Rail conductors are striking again over a dispute about the role of guards on their trains. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union...

Rush Hour Tube Delays Blamed On 'Wrong Kind Of Sunlight'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK

Rush hour delays on the London Underground have been blamed on that rarest of phenomena: too much sun. What has been branded “the wrong sort of sun...

Open Up Your Data to Open Up Our Cities

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Every day, millions of people across the world turn to technology to help them plan a journey - whether they need to figure out the quickest way to ge...

Futuristic Designs Of The Crossrail Elizabeth Line Have Been Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Newly-released images have revealed how the new Crossrail line will look when it is first unveiled. Artists' impressions of the route, which is to be ...

Mind the Gap: It's Still Too Hard to Get Around London If You Are Disabled

Mark Atkinson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Atkinson

This move by Uber represents an expansion of choice for disabled people in London - choice that other commuters and passengers already have. There are of course lots of other providers - particularly the word-famous London black taxis cabs - whose vehicles are accessible.

Sadiq Khan's New London Bus Fare 'Will Make Life Cheaper'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan has hit the ground running and announced the introduction of a new 'bus hopper' fare for Londoners on his second day in office. The new ma...

Sadiq Khan's First Commute To City Hall Was Nothing Like Boris Johnson's

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan has begun his first day in office as Mayor Of London - and in a nod to his 'son of a bus driver' heritage, taken a bus and a Tube from his ...

'Praise Allah' Advert On Buses In England Aimed At Helping Syrian Victims

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Hundreds of buses across England will carry adverts praising Allah as part of a drive to highlight the plight of Syrians fleeing civil war during Rama...

'Erratic' Knifeman Assault On Tube Station Prompts Police Appeal To Northern Line Passengers

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

Police have arrested a knifeman who attacked a woman commuter at a busy train station in London. Officers were called to Bank Station after reports o...

Standing-Only Tube Escalators Go Against Everything Londoners Hold Dear

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Every Londoner knows the golden rule of the escalator: walk on the left, stand on the right. So when transport chiefs tried to introduce a new system ...

All Aboard for the Paris Climate Agreement?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

This week, crucial decisions at the International Maritime Organisation in London could undermine the central goals of the global climate deal agreed in Paris last December.

Here's What You Need To Know If You're Travelling For Easter

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

As millions of people head off for Easter breaks both at home and abroad, most transport routes around the country look set to be extremely busy over ...

At Least 34 Dead As Wave Of Terror Attacks Hits Brussels

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

Brussels rocked by multiple explosions after 7am GMT So called Islamic State claim responsibility for attacks Police issue CCTV image from airport...

The Future of Cycling in London

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

Crossrail 2 Map Shows Potential Route From Surrey To Hertfordshire

The Huffington Post | James Martin | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

Crossrail 2 will be among major rail developments in the south east and north of England to get the green light in George Osborne's Wednesday Budget. ...

Andreas Lubitz Referred To Psychiatric Clinic Just Two Weeks Before Germanwings Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The Germanwings co-pilot who caused the crash which killed 150 people was referred to a psychiatric clinic two weeks before the the tragedy, it has be...